Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Correctional Officials Prepare for Crisis at CMIT

Correctional leaders from across the country confer during a simulation involving Texas prison during a hurricane.

Correctional officials from across the country gathered at the Correctional Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University to learn incident command and emergency preparedness skills to deal with crises ranging from daily issues to large scale disasters in their institutions.

"In fulfilling our mission of operating safe and secure prison facilities, emergency preparedness training is a critical focus for correctional professionals," said Doug Dretke, Director of CMIT. "The National Institute of Corrections with instructors Meg and Russ Savage have developed an exceptional program that empowers correctional staff to respond quickly and effectively to a critical incident within an incident command system for corrections."

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